The network standard 5G is not only the 5th generation mobile communication technology with higher data rates and lower latency times, but will also connect people and things with each other in the future as a comprehensive communication system and thus change entire industries and markets. 5G is regarded as a key technology in the areas of automated driving, industry 4.0, Smart Grid and eHealth. Due to its global standardization, it also offers significant added value for media purposes in contribution, production and distribution. The cost-effective combination of linear and non-linear content on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and self-driving cars opens up opportunities for wireless mobile value-added services.
Together with partners (e.g. EBU, SWR, BBC, RAI), IRT brings the requirements of broadcasting into the standardization process. The contributions to 3GPP Release 14, for example, which brings significant improvements in TV transmission in LTE/5G, were a great success. Research cooperations provide findings for standardization and promote the further development of components. The 5G Media Initiative, coordinated by IRT, brings together well-known representatives from the media, science and industry.